Rock buns..

These old-fashioned favourites are perfect fun in the kitchen and provide a great introduction to baking, as the mixture can be formed into little balls-great for hands-on kids’ Cooking. As rock buns are not a rich mixture, they are best eaten on the day they are baked.


225g/8oz/2 cups plain (all-purpose) flour
1.5ml/1/4 tsp mixed (apple pie) spice
10ml/2 tsp baking powder
Pinch of salt
65g/2 ½ oz/generous ¼ cup vegan butter,
65g/2 ½ generous ¼ cup golden castor (superfine)
115g/4 oz/2/3 cup dried coconut
Finely grated rind of ½ lemon or small orange
1 vegan egg
About 30ml/2 tbsp oat milk
30ml/2 tbsp demerara (raw) sugar

1.Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F Gas 6. Grease a large baking sheet.

2.Sift the flour, spice, baking powder and salt into a bowl. Add the butter.

3.Rub the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles crumbs.

4.Stir the sugar, and grated coconut and grated rind into the dry mixture.

5.In a small bowl, beat the egg with the milk and add to the cake batter.
Mix with a fork until the mixture leaves the sides of the bowl clean and is stiff but not sticky. If it’s too dry add a little more milk, one teaspoon at a time.

6.Divide the mixture into 12 balls and put on to the baking tray, spacing well apart.

7.Flick the tops with a fork to roughen, then sprinkle each lightly with demerara sugar.

8.Bake for 15 minutes, or until firm and golden. Remove from the sheet and cook on a wire rack.

Published by DFV Queen

I have develop a passion for natural and healthy life style, starting with a vegan life style including regular exercising each day. Which helped to feel inspired and happy within myself. my diet is very restricted due to severe allergies! When ever a food triggers a hostile response from the body's immune system the result is an allergy attack, which on occasion may be life-threatening although it's relatively simple to identifying problem foods, avoiding them completely is not always easy. My journey with allergies hasn't been easy "but" it has helped me to becomes a stronger person and would like to share and encourage others to never get discouraged, there's always light at the end of the tunnel if you keep persevering.

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